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 Post subject: Return to Monkey Island
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2022 20:16 
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I am beyond excited for this.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2022 20:46 
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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2022 0:40 
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Oh man, this is exciting.

I was just recently thinking about digging out MI1 and playing through it with my eldest son - now that he can read good, and is coming up close to the age I was, when I played it with my dad.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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I am enjoying this game. It is a funny game. It is a good game.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 14:07 
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How much is it on other platforms? I really want to play this but only have a Switch, where it is £22. Does that seem about right?

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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seems aboot right. Paid similar for it on Teh Steemz. I want a physical edition to put on my Lucasfilm shelf!

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 14:50 
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I was looking for a physical edition too but there doesn’t seem to be one.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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I'm hoping Fangamer or Limited Run come forward with a solution to the digital curse. I bought my Thimbleweed Park box from Fangamer and it's great.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 23:53 
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I bought this for Switch and it is really good. The art and animation style are quite well suited to the game - it feels 'fitting' and like a storybook. Any doubts I had (and frankly they were pretty small anyway) were very quickly gone. There is one TINY thing however, I really don't like the pink tip at the end of Guybrush's nose.

Voice acting is great, especially, and as usual, Guybrush's voice. Having the same actor do the voice over the multiple games really does help with that consistent feeling, and he's such a good choice.

I've been really trying not to look at videos or read reviews, I don't want to know too much about it at all, as I really want it to be my experience.

If you liked the original Monkey Island(s), you'll like this. If you didn't really care for them, well, um, I dunno really, you probably wouldn't be in this thread anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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We’ve been playing this the last couple of nights, too. Agree with everything you’ve said. Well, apart from the nose, which I hadn’t noticed.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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I'm really enjoying this. Particularly impressed by how cleverly designed the control system is and what a great idea the task list is for remembering what to do between sessions.


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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2022 23:27 
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I've played this a lot since I downloaded it on Tuesday night. I am really enjoying it.

I haven't dipped into the hint book yet, and am reluctant to do so. Even on hard mode, I've found that most of the puzzles are reasonable and progress was fairly swift, although there were a couple that took a little while to click, putting the game down and coming back the next day seemed to do the trick for me.

However, I'm pretty sure I'm on one of the last major puzzles now and have come to a big shuddering halt. It's not quite frustrating me yet, I think I know what it is meaning me to do, but can't quite work it out properly.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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I think we’re on Chapter 4 now, and really enjoying it. We have played it on ‘hard’ mode too, and it’s all been very in keeping with the previous games, which helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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I've had a sneaky look at the hints a couple of times, mostly just to reassure myself that I'm on the right lines when I've been a bit stuck. It's designed really well, giving high level hints initially before getting more detailed.


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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 0:29 
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I finished it last night. I really enjoyed it, such a charming game and experience. It really did feel like it had been crafted with love and care.

I did have to peek at the hints as I was getting frustrated with the last puzzle. I'd missed something small, and had overcomplicated what I was trying to do.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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I have just downloaded this :)

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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What about that ending, eh?

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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That last shot is going to be my next tattoo. Will go nice on the otherside of my Monkey 1 shopkeeper one.

I'm hoping there's a path to more. Maybe the old Indiana Jones fable of a younger character taking it over, what with guybrush's son. Also Elaine's last words might leave the door open for more.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2022 16:23 
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I hope it does being about some more. It’s exactly the sort of game that I can just sit back enjoy for a couple of evenings.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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I see there's a lot of hate, but also a lot of admiration too, for the ending. I'm glad that I read pretty much nothing about the game, no reviews, before playing it.

I actually found it quite moving. I was tempted to put it down and leave it unfinished.

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There's a couple of different scenes, depending on which line of dialogue you choose at the end, which I didn't realise until I went reading after finishing it.


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I didn't want to switch the lights off and leave, I sometimes find finality like that a little upsetting

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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Sir Taxalot wrote:

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I didn't want to switch the lights off and leave, I sometimes find finality like that a little upsetting


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I did the same. I kept on getting Russell to recheck everything so that we didn’t have to switch it off as it felt really sad.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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Related, are there any other good point and click adventure games on the Switch with a similar type of humour?

We tried the Sam and Max ones but they weren't a hit.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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Thimbleweed Park?

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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Maybe the Telltale games, if they're on the Switch?


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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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Grim Fandango and Day of the Tentacle remasters?

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2022 14:04 
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Thimbleweed Park?


This is an excellent game in the same vein as Monkey Island. Highly recommend

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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Thank you. I've played Grim Fandango before but we've gone for that first and then we'll hit up Thimbleweed Park.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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I really liked Thimbleweed Park, the style and the atmosphere were excellent. Highly recommended.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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This is appearing on Gamepass next week.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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One of the many things I love about this game is that if you have a lengthy-ish gap between sessions, you get a quick recap of what's happening and what you need to do. Simple but clever!


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Kern wrote:
One of the many things I love about this game is that if you have a lengthy-ish gap between sessions, you get a quick recap of what's happening and what you need to do. Simple but clever!


I did not know that happened as I played a bit every day until I finished it. Love the sound of that, very neat.

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 Post subject: Re: Return to Monkey Island
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Finished it last night. Really enjoyed the ride. Threepwood remains one of the greatest gaming characters of all time.
I did peak at the hint book a handful of times but mostly the first clue was enough to reassure me that I was on the right track, and there was one time where I had completely failed to notice an area an island that it alerted me to. I don't feel bad about doing it - my game, my entertainment, my sense of achievement.

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I thought the T-shirt was hilarious. The theme park idea? Well, they'd already played with that at the start, and there's nothing to suggest it can't be a sudden flashforward. As with Mimi, there was something final about turning off all the lights but I did it anyway.

Only by reading this thread (and a couple on Reddit) did I learn there were slightly alternate endings based on the final dialogue choices. Enough for me to replay and try a different one - I went for "the friends we met along the way" as it's the kind of cheesy thing I think Guybrush would say.

I hated, hated, hated the code wheel puzzle. I knew what to do but whatever I tried just wasn't working. I blame the slab - had the "four years" thing been at the end of the rhyme it would been far more obvious to hit the date last.


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